Manager Isn't 'Debt Collector' When Pursuing Assessments

Manager Isn't 'Debt Collector' When Pursuing Assessments



Facts: A homebuyer purchased his home, situated in a community association, by a warranty deed that had no reference to the association's declaration. The homeowner failed to pay dues and assessments imposed by the association—one of the obligations in its declaration. Over time, the manager, on behalf of the association, sent multiple letters and invoices to the owner requesting payment of the dues and assessments, without results. Eventually, the association had its attorney send letters to the owner, attempting to collect the amounts owed.

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